July 15, 2018 By Elizabeth McCammon
New stem cell treatment being tested

In 2012, Tim Kieffer, a Diabetes Canada-supported researcher with the University of British Columbia, showed that implanting stem cells (a type of cell capable of becoming any other type of cell in the body) in mice with type 1 diabetes could reverse the disease. Now, researchers at UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health are taking this research to the next level by placing lab-grown stem cells in human participants.

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